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Research Fellow (Ref:053)

Salary range: 
£36,382 to £42,149 per annum

Institute of Health and Wellbeing

Full time, permanent

We are currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity to join the University of Suffolk as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing. Key research themes of the Institute include physical activity and sport, whole system approaches to wellbeing, long term health conditions, and perinatal wellbeing.  This position offers the successful applicant the chance to be at the forefront of local, national and international research.

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing will be a centre of excellence bringing together local, regional, National and International partners (including the NHS and other providers of health care, business, education, government and charities) to identify, research, find solutions and translate this back into practice to improve health and wellbeing regionally and creating impact globally. The post holder will play a key role in building relationships to raise the research profile of the University of Suffolk specifically in Health and Wellbeing.

The Research Fellow post will be based at the Waterfront Campus at the University of Suffolk, Ipswich. The post holder will work under the supervision of the Director, Professor Valerie Gladwell. The Research Fellow will develop research objectives, undertake independent and collaborative research projects and evaluate outcomes. They will assist in managing research projects and help to implement the research strategy within the Institute and plan, coordinate and implement research programmes in accordance with University strategy, policy and procedures and funder requirements.

The post holder will possess a PhD or extensive nationally recognised professional expertise in Health and Wellbeing, and have experience of leading on research publications, projects and funding bids. They should have the flexibility to work within diverse teams, while demonstrating self-motivation and time management skills and the ability to work, often to tight deadlines, with limited supervision. The post holder will be expected to have a strong research background including experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, experience of working on projects with sensitivity and creative problem solving, and extensive understanding of safeguarding, ethics and quality assurance in research.

Closing date: Wednesday 7th December, 5pm

Interview date: Friday 16th December 2022

We are a values driven organisation, committed to ensuring we remain a beacon for aspiration and achievement, while providing a great environment to work and study.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. If you share our values and our vision, you will find a home at the University of Suffolk.

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. If you think you might need a visa to work in the UK, please check your eligibility here BEFORE you apply for the role.
  3. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  4. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  5. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

Please return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title and reference number in the email subject heading.

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